COVID-19/Violence Against Women Assistance to Tribes
This program will provide grants for activities that address tribal needs in responding to violent crimes against women that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 national emergency. Specific activities must be within the purpose areas of one of the Office on Violence against Women Tribal Governments Grant Program and the Tribal Governments to Exercise Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction Program.
Examples of potential activities include:
- Operate domestic violence court services online or create physical distancing in courts
- Implement cleaning protocols in shelters
- Purchase hotel vouchers to meet additional shelter needs
- Provide personal protective equipment for law enforcement officers responding to domestic violence calls or advocates providing in-person victim services
- Provide COVID-19 testing and medical treatment for inmates convicted under Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction or for victims in domestic violence shelters
- Increase staffing on a short-term basis to respond to increased calls for services related to the COVID-19 national emergency
- Provide personal protective equipment for sexual assault victim advocates
- Purchase equipment needed to offer online sexual assault victim services, including equipment for staff to work remotely
- Purchase Plexiglas shields for separation during in-person sexual assault victim services
- Add victim advocate time, temporarily, to address increased calls for sexual assault victim services related to the COVID-19 national emergency
Eligible applicants include Tribes, Tribal organizations, and Tribal designees.
Award ceiling: $100,000
Project period: 12-18 months
Estimated number of awards: 50
Estimated total program funding: $4,000,000
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